Here is another Public Works Infrastructure Update. With over 50 miles of canals and waterways within the parish, proper drainage is a constant battle. Beginning in 2008, the Public Works Department set a goal of tackling the problem where it starts. For the first time in years the Public Works Department has established a regular schedule for ditch digging, canal clean outs and culvert replacements. Now that there is regular upkeep, routine maintenance and a schedule of checks and repairs, the Public Works Department can keep the infrastructure that is already in place working at its maximum level. But drainage is only half of the infrastructure improvements going on throughout the parish. These expectations of routine checks have become standard operating procedures for the Public Works Department. For more information about all the infrastructure updates going on around the parish log on to http://stcharlesparish-la.gov.